Wednesday, November 10, 2010

UPDATE: Dice-K For Kosuke?

UPDATE: Herald source says Red Sox not interested in Daisuke/Kosuke deal.

A report has surfaced in the Chicago Tribune that the Cubs are exploring a multi-player deal with the Red Sox that would involve two popular Japanese players—Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kosuke Fukudome. The Cubs outfielder will be 34 in April, and has had a pedestrian MLB career (kind of J.D. Drew-like). The Sox would be on the hook for $13.5 million in 2011. Daisuke's ERA has been north of 4.70 in the last two years, so he's no prize either, but he won't even turn 30 until the end of next year. While we would love to see Daisuke leave for the right talent in return, this purported deal does not smell right.